Archive for the ‘Asif Zardari’ Tag

War on Terror – Project Management perspective

Everyday we see a number of analysts, politicans, journalists, etc presenting their views on the war on terror and its implication. Here I present my analysis on the subject from an angle that I can very easily relate to:

Client: USA
Contract: Economic aid, military aid, $$$
Development Methodology: Outsourced, iterative development
Project: War on Terror
Business Development Manager: Mr. Asif Zardari
Project Manager: General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani
Analysis Team: Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)
Development Team: Pakistan Army, Frontier Corps
Development Environment: Federally Administered Tribal Areas
Development Tools: Guns, tanks, artillery, etc
Third Party Support: Drone attacks, CIA intelligence, etc
Quality Assurance: Media, NGOs, journalists, etc
Recent Client Meeting: Asif Zardari’s visit to US from May 5 to May 8, 2009
Recent Published Release: Operation in Swat
Recent Milestone: US approval of additional $1.9 billion in aid to Pakistan

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Zardari at 5th position

Yet another recognition for the president of Pakistan, Mr Asif Ali Zardari. In the latest issue of the Foreign Policy magazine, a list of world’s top 13 losers is published and thanks to his ever growing “popularity”, Zardari is well positioned at the fifth spot. Here is how the magazine recognized his contributions:

Zardari was known to be a bad guy long before he became Pakistan’s president. Many of the closest friends of his late wife, Benazir Bhutto, could not stand him. Now, as it turns out, neither can most of the Pakistani people. Locked in a bitter struggle with opposition leader Nawaz Sharif, Zardari showed his weakness by capitulating to demands to reinstate Pakistan’s former Chief Justice per Sharif’s demands. Now in a desperate attempt to reassert control of his own party he may be plotting the ouster of his Prime Minister according to Indian press reports. He’s on the ropes, his opposition is gaining strength, and meanwhile fraught, dangerous, complex Pakistan is hardly being governed at all. 

Too bad, he missed out on the top spot 😦

Shoes traced out

Got this interesting email(joke) today:

The pair of shoes which was thrown at Mr. Bush in Iraq has links to Pakistan, said a statement from Pentagon. They have the following proofs:

  1. The journalist had visited Pakistan earlier this year. There he was inspired by the shoe throwing at former CM Arbab Ghulam Rahim and Sher Afghan Niazi.
  2. He received his training of throwing shoes by a Pakistan based Jihadi organization.
  3. The DNA sample of leather has revealed that the animal whose skin was used for manufacturing the shoe had traces of grass which is grown in North of Pakistan and this skin was collected by a Jihadi organization on Eid-ul-Adha this month.

Hearing this, President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani have decided to ban the Jihadi organization and launched a country wide crackdown against all the cobblers in Pakistan.

Since his first presidential election, Bush has always remained in the news and to top on that his farewell is no different. Following the shoe-throwing incident, people round the world are sharing videos, flash-games, emails, joke, etc on this very topic to make Bush’s farewell a memorable one.

FIA officials suspended

Two FIA officials were suspended today for performing their duties with sheer “negligence” and “ignorance”. They issued orders of immediate arrest of Sindh Home Minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza, who also happens to be a close friend of President Asif Ali Zardari, and 32 others in Hyderabad/Badin region in alleged banking fraud cases registered against them in the last eight to 21 years. The officers suspended for committing such a grave sin are additional Director Bashir Ahmed Bhutto and Assistant Director Abdul Hameed Bhutto.

Its a sign of pure negligence on the part of FIA that they are putting their hands on those innocent politicans who are already freed and forgiven under NRO (National Reconciliation Ordinance). The suspension of these officials will pass a strong message that any such action aimed at destabilizing, defaming and derailing the democractic process would be dealt with an iron hand. Such a shame for the top investigating agency of the country 😦